Public Relations (PR) Officer Salary

Public Relations Officers in the United States can expect wages of $49K per year on average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Public Relations Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Public Relations Officers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,639 - $112,552
$31K
$49K
$110K
MEDIAN: $48,742
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$12.50 - $47.84
$20
MEDIAN: $19.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,639 - $112,552  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$33,831 - $117,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.77  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,831 - $117,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Public relations (PR) officer jobs are typically classified as marketing or communications positions. Public relations officers are responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing and communication strategies for an organization. They are also responsible for presenting these strategies to the organization’s clients, stakeholders, and the general public. A public relations officer’s main objective is to communicate with the media and other outside news and press organizations to ensure that all media communications regarding the company are positive. This position is present in many different industries, including hospitals, businesses, universities, construction firms, law firms, manufacturing facilities, and many others. The public relations officer is also responsible for writing speeches and public presentations; preparing visual aids, press releases, and news releases; compiling and distributing media press kits; and organizing public events.

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Public Relations (PR) Officer Tasks

  • Create, support, steer and track publicity campaigns.
  • Set brand standards and design online and paper materials are up to date.
  • Interact with the press and the public, forming strong positive relations.
  • Plan and advertise special events.
  • React to publicity situations and interact with the press to improve organizational image.

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Popular Skills for Public Relations (PR) Officer


Professional skills reported by Public Relations Officers are few in number. Most notably, facility with Marketing Communications and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 104 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Those listing Oral / Verbal Communication and Social Media Marketing as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Aptitude in Marketing Communications tends to also indicate an understanding of Media / Public Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $55K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Public Relations Officers make a median salary of $50K. Public Relations Officers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $89K.

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Key Stats for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲85%

Mid-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Marketing Communications
▲104%


National Average
$48,000

Social Media Marketing
▼4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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